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ApplicantStack

ApplicantStack would be useful for any size business with one or a variety of openings. It is designed to handle multiple job openings over time.
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Workable

We used Workable at a start-up which was extremely wise. We weren't hiring for 50 open requisitions, we were hiring usually for five or six requisitions at a time. The cost and functionality were so helpful that we used this platform up until we were growing exponentially. After our growth took off, it made sense to utilize a different tool (especially as expectations in measurements shifted).
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Feature Rating Comparison

Recruiting / ATS

ApplicantStack
9.1
Workable
8.2
Job Requisition Management
ApplicantStack
9.0
Workable
8.1
Company Website Posting
ApplicantStack
10.0
Workable
8.4
Publish to Social Media
ApplicantStack
9.6
Workable
7.7
Job Search Site Posting
ApplicantStack
9.6
Workable
8.6
Customized Application Form
ApplicantStack
9.9
Workable
8.4
Resume Management
ApplicantStack
6.0
Workable
7.8
Duplicate Candidate Prevention
ApplicantStack
9.7
Workable
7.2
Candidate Search
ApplicantStack
7.3
Workable
7.9
Applicant Tracking
ApplicantStack
9.7
Workable
9.1
Collaboration
ApplicantStack
9.2
Workable
8.4
Task Creation and Delegation
ApplicantStack
10.0
Workable
6.9
Email Templates
ApplicantStack
9.7
Workable
9.0
User Permissions
ApplicantStack
9.7
Workable
8.7
Notifications and Alerts
ApplicantStack
8.0
Workable
8.7
Reporting
ApplicantStack
9.0
Workable
7.6

Pros

  • The reports are particularly helpful. For the first few years, I didn't use the reports simply because we transitioned from paper applications and we were still learning about the online process. Now we review them monthly to see where any inefficiencies lie.
  • We have every application that has ever been submitted to our organization in the online database. If someone reapplies, we can look back and see the reasons we didn't pursue them. This does require us to make good notes to be able to look back on, which is a good practice regardless. Sometimes we are able to take a second look at someone if it was something like limited availability that took them out of the running initially versus a personality issue.
  • Simply put, the whole premise of the site is valuable. Being able to capture applications online, when that is how most people find us, is crucial.
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  • My company is a relatively small startup and we love to maximize each employees social media reach to help find high quality candidates. I can easily go into the "Jobs" section, see open positions and then post to social media sites. If I find who I think might be a qualified candidate can refer them inside of Workable by clicking "Refer a Candidate"
  • Prior to using Workable there was no way for me to easily provide input after interviewing a candidate and see what other interviewers had to say. Now I can quickly input my feedback, see other employees feedback.
  • I personally have a busy schedule that includes travel so it was nice to quickly access a candidate prior to an interview, see their resume and where they are in the interview process. Our HR team loves the Google calendar integration so they can check my schedule and get something set up when I'm going to actually be in the office and available.
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Cons

  • I believe this stems from integration with our website, but ever since our franchisor changed the layout of our application, we have had issues with people being able to complete our application. We very recently reduced our initial application to contact information only and have seen a twofold increase in the number of completed "applications". Technological ability is not a part of the job we mainly hire for, so this has worked better for us.
  • Setting up forms on the onboarding side can be arduous, but it is done so infrequently that it's not a deterrent for us. Once you have a setup that works, you're golden. You do have to use Internet Explorer when modifying forms to be able to save changes for some reason.
  • If you don't have someone tech savvy on staff, you will need to contact ApplicantStack staff to make changes to your application. They have been very helpful for me the couple times I have needed help.
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  • It would be nice able to post open positions directly to social media from the Jobs page.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Workable9.0
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It's become a part of the fabric of our hiring process and we are growing like crazy! Once we have a working platform in place the cost of the change management typically far out weighs the benefits derived from the change! It's especially hard to change a process with employees who are not key stake holders, they are alway hesitant to invest time in a new product they are only going to use once in a while. With that said if something else came along with benefits far and above workable that we would gain a clear lift in productivity and capabilities we would make the change, we've done it with other parts of our tech stack
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Usability

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Workable9.0
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Very easy to use
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Alternatives Considered

Applicantstack offered a high level of customization for us, at a price point their competitors couldn't touch. While it's got some room for improvement in reporting, we've been able to fill every gap with custom programming at an incredibly reasonable rate.
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I had a demo call with Lever: it was about 3x more expensive if I recall, but had the same features as Workable. It also seemed better for huge companies. We're a startup. However, I can't imagine wanting to leave Workable even if we grew to 100+ people.Every other ATS I looked at seemed either overpriced, or stuck in the dark ages. I looked at about 15 others.
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Return on Investment

  • We want to see more applications. Most months, it would be impractical to have all those papers on our recruiter's desk. I cannot imagine going back to paper after using ApplicantStack.
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  • A very positive impact. We have several employees that are still within VibeHCM that applied through Workable, ones also that were found by our recruiting team that were even DISQUALIFIED due to our tough screensavers. Have some true rock stars because of Workable even in tough areas to find top tech talent like Indiana.
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ApplicantStack

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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Workable

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
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